The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 43 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +13
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 361 241 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.33% 3.37% 3.14%
As % of the Applications category 33.12% 23.47% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 295 194 176
Average salary £27,500 £25,000 £27,150
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £18,650
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1090 1027 1009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.11% 14.36% 13.48%
Number of salaries quoted 870 828 872
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +40 209 £27,500 +7.84% 18
Cheshire +18 104 £28,500 +12.87% 14
Merseyside +11 25 £23,000 - 6
Lancashire +8 17 £30,000 +17.64% 4
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 518 (75.07%) Microsoft
2 403 (58.41%) MS Excel
3 330 (47.83%) Windows
4 185 (26.81%) Active Directory
5 165 (23.91%) ITIL
6 135 (19.57%) Finance
7 128 (18.55%) Windows 7
8 124 (17.97%) SQL
9 113 (16.38%) Degree
10 99 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 93 (13.48%) SLA
11 93 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
12 92 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 89 (12.90%) Windows XP
13 89 (12.90%) TCP/IP
14 85 (12.32%) SQL Server
14 85 (12.32%) VMware
15 84 (12.17%) MS Exchange
15 84 (12.17%) Citrix
15 84 (12.17%) Project Management
16 72 (10.43%) DNS
17 67 (9.71%) MCP
18 63 (9.13%) MS PowerPoint
19 61 (8.84%) DHCP
19 61 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
19 61 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
20 60 (8.70%) Cisco
21 58 (8.41%) Change Management
22 55 (7.97%) MCSE
23 52 (7.54%) VPN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 84 (12.17%) MS Exchange
2 37 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (4.35%) IBM Notes
5 29 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.75%) IIS
8 10 (1.45%) Lync
9 9 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.30%) CMS
10 8 (1.16%) Joomla!
11 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.72%) SAS
12 5 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (0.72%) Apache
13 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.58%) OpenEdge
13 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.43%) WordPress
14 3 (0.43%) WorkSite
Applications
1 403 (58.41%) MS Excel
2 63 (9.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 42 (6.09%) MS Visio
4 25 (3.62%) MS Project
5 13 (1.88%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.87%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.72%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.29%) Revit
9 2 (0.29%) FastStats
9 2 (0.29%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.29%) SPSS
10 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (1.45%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.01%) Sage 50
2 7 (1.01%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.43%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) Tridion
6 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.91%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 72 (10.43%) DNS
3 61 (8.84%) DHCP
4 52 (7.54%) VPN
5 47 (6.81%) Firewall
6 39 (5.65%) WAN
6 39 (5.65%) LAN
7 32 (4.64%) VoIP
8 30 (4.35%) Internet
9 24 (3.48%) Wireless
10 23 (3.33%) Ethernet
10 23 (3.33%) iSCSI
11 20 (2.90%) Network Security
12 17 (2.46%) NAS
12 17 (2.46%) SAN
13 16 (2.32%) VLAN
14 15 (2.17%) DECT
15 11 (1.59%) Wireshark
16 10 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (2.32%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (2.32%) Crystal Reports
5 13 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.74%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.72%) Ingres
10 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.43%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.43%) MySQL
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.43%) MS Access
11 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 10 (1.45%) Visual Studio
1 10 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.43%) JMeter
2 3 (0.43%) JUnit
2 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.29%) UltraEdit
4 1 (0.14%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.14%) JIRA
4 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 135 (19.57%) Finance
2 52 (7.54%) Law
3 51 (7.39%) Legal
4 39 (5.65%) Manufacturing
5 35 (5.07%) Telecoms
6 27 (3.91%) Marketing
7 21 (3.04%) Retail
8 12 (1.74%) Back Office
9 10 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.45%) Local Government
10 8 (1.16%) Advertising
11 7 (1.01%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.87%) Banking
12 6 (0.87%) German Language
13 5 (0.72%) Billing
14 3 (0.43%) Automotive
14 3 (0.43%) French Language
14 3 (0.43%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.29%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 237 (34.35%) Analyst
2 86 (12.46%) Service Analyst
3 76 (11.01%) Service Desk Analyst
4 70 (10.14%) Support Analyst
5 53 (7.68%) Support Engineer
6 51 (7.39%) IT Support
7 39 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 38 (5.51%) 1st Line Support
9 36 (5.22%) Developer
10 33 (4.78%) Business Analyst
11 30 (4.35%) Team Leader
12 29 (4.20%) Project Manager
13 25 (3.62%) Desktop Support
13 25 (3.62%) Technical Support
13 25 (3.62%) Support Technician
14 24 (3.48%) Administrator
15 20 (2.90%) Junior
15 20 (2.90%) IT Support Analyst
15 20 (2.90%) Technical Team Leader
16 19 (2.75%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.07%) .NET
2 25 (3.62%) ASP.NET
3 23 (3.33%) HTML
4 21 (3.04%) XML
5 17 (2.46%) CSS
6 14 (2.03%) .NET Framework
7 11 (1.59%) jQuery
8 10 (1.45%) COM
9 7 (1.01%) Flash
10 6 (0.87%) WinForms
10 6 (0.87%) HTML5
10 6 (0.87%) Entity Framework
10 6 (0.87%) CSS3
11 5 (0.72%) EDI
11 5 (0.72%) XSLT
12 4 (0.58%) XSL
12 4 (0.58%) Classic ASP
12 4 (0.58%) Ajax
12 4 (0.58%) LINQ
13 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 93 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.93%) Blackberry
3 27 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.04%) Life Science
6 11 (1.59%) NHS
7 9 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.30%) iPhone
8 8 (1.16%) iPad
9 7 (1.01%) Replication
10 6 (0.87%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.87%) Statistics
11 5 (0.72%) Social Media
11 5 (0.72%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.58%) Robotics
12 4 (0.58%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.58%) EPoS
12 4 (0.58%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.43%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 330 (47.83%) Windows
2 128 (18.55%) Windows 7
3 99 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 89 (12.90%) Windows XP
5 61 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (6.38%) Linux
7 34 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (4.93%) Windows Vista
8 33 (4.78%) UNIX
9 28 (4.06%) Windows 8
10 18 (2.61%) Android
11 15 (2.17%) Apple iOS
12 14 (2.03%) Solaris
13 13 (1.88%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.58%) NetWare
15 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.29%) Debian
16 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (23.91%) ITIL
2 84 (12.17%) Project Management
3 58 (8.41%) Change Management
4 46 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 45 (6.52%) Service Management
6 43 (6.23%) Time Management
7 42 (6.09%) Problem Management
8 37 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 37 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (4.93%) Line Management
10 32 (4.64%) Document Management
11 31 (4.49%) Data Analysis
11 31 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (4.35%) CRM
13 28 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (3.77%) Business Analysis
15 25 (3.62%) ITIL V3
16 24 (3.48%) PRINCE2
17 22 (3.19%) Service Desk Management
18 21 (3.04%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (17.97%) SQL
2 33 (4.78%) C#
3 22 (3.19%) T-SQL
4 21 (3.04%) VB
4 21 (3.04%) JavaScript
4 21 (3.04%) PowerShell
5 12 (1.74%) Java
5 12 (1.74%) Python
6 11 (1.59%) VBScript
7 10 (1.45%) C
8 8 (1.16%) PHP
8 8 (1.16%) VBA
9 7 (1.01%) Perl
10 6 (0.87%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.72%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.72%) C++
12 3 (0.43%) Ruby
12 3 (0.43%) Groovy
13 1 (0.14%) Ada
13 1 (0.14%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 113 (16.38%) Degree
2 92 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (9.71%) MCP
4 55 (7.97%) MCSE
5 42 (6.09%) Security Cleared
6 39 (5.65%) MCITP
7 35 (5.07%) MCSA
8 32 (4.64%) CCNA
8 32 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (3.77%) SC Cleared
10 24 (3.48%) ISEB
11 23 (3.33%) A+ Certification
12 21 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (2.75%) MCDST
14 17 (2.46%) MCTS
15 16 (2.32%) MOS
16 12 (1.74%) ISTQB
17 10 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (1.45%) CISSP
17 10 (1.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (13.48%) SLA
2 24 (3.48%) QA
3 7 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 185 (26.81%) Active Directory
2 61 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.61%) XenApp
5 10 (1.45%) vSphere
6 9 (1.30%) MetaFrame
7 7 (1.01%) Xen
7 7 (1.01%) NFS
8 6 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.58%) XenServer
11 3 (0.43%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 36 (5.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 35 (5.07%) SCCM
3 21 (3.04%) OpenView
4 8 (1.16%) MOM
5 6 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (0.87%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.43%) WSUS
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 518 (75.07%) Microsoft
2 85 (12.32%) VMware
3 84 (12.17%) Citrix
4 60 (8.70%) Cisco
5 51 (7.39%) Oracle
6 35 (5.07%) HP
7 30 (4.35%) Lotus
8 28 (4.06%) NetApp
9 21 (3.04%) CA
9 21 (3.04%) Adobe
10 17 (2.46%) Dell
11 16 (2.32%) EMC
12 15 (2.17%) Avaya
12 15 (2.17%) Juniper
13 14 (2.03%) Google
14 12 (1.74%) Apple
15 11 (1.59%) Sage
15 11 (1.59%) McAfee
15 11 (1.59%) SAP
16 9 (1.30%) Business Objects
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